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Discuss the Emotional and Psychological Impact of Childhood Obesity on March 15


The Valley Hospital will host a free community health program, It’s Not About the Cookie Jar, on Thursday, March 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Valley Center for Health & Wellness, 1400 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah.

Obesity is a growing epidemic that threatens the future of millions of children. The startling facts show that nearly one in three children are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for a number of serious health conditions as they grow up.

The dangers of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease aren’t the only reasons to be concerned about childhood obesity – kids who are overweight are also at risk of developing social and psychological problems, poor self-esteem and being teased or bullied by peers.

Join us as our expert panel of pediatric professionals discusses the alarming rise in childhood obesity and its link to self-confidence, mental health and even addiction.

What: It’s Not About the Cookie Jar

Who:  Sherry Sakowitz-Sukkar, M.D. Director, 
Healthy LifeWays and Childhood Obesity Expert
Kai-Ping Wang, M.D., Director, Pediatric Psychiatry
Janet Brancato, M.S., R.D., Registered Dietitian 

When:  Thursday, March 15 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Valley Center for Health & Wellness, 1400 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah

There is NO FEE to attend this program but registration is required. To register, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or visit us on the web at

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